That's right, the TRANS-AMERICA TRAIL !!!
"Ever dreamed of traveling cross-country on your motorcycle,
seeing sights you'd never see from a car,
and meeting great people along the way?"
Why YES. YES I have. And I also dream of doing it in my 4 x 4 pretty much every day.
From the website: The Trans-America Trail
"The Trans-America Trail is a west bound ride across America. The Trail starts in Southeastern Tennessee, and ends at the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Oregon. Some 4,800 miles of mostly off-pavement riding."
"Hi, I'm Sam Correro. For years I passionately pursued my goal of charting a coast-to-coast, off-pavement motorcycle adventure. I studied reams of maps and surveyed thousands of miles to create what I believe is one great trip. Over time, I began to realize that a lot of people share my interests."
"This motorcycle adventure across America on the Trans-America Trail is NOT a single-track tight woods ride. It is a route using dirt roads, gravel roads, jeep roads, forest roads and farm roads. Dropping down into dried-up creek beds. Riding atop abandoned railroad grades."
"There are sections of mud, sand, snow and rocks.
It's all of the above, but it's for the Dual-Sport Rider."
It should be noted that the majority of the route can be made in a 4 x 4.
"The purpose of this web site is to make people aware of a helpful resource for planning this off-road cross-country trip on the "Trans-America Trail". I have all you will need to make your journey cross-country, including detailed roll charts and supporting maps. All of the sections now have GPS waypoints that have been added to the new and improved roll charts. Also there is a map of the intersection, on the new and improved roll charts."
Trans-America Trail .:. FAQs .:.
So, this brings me to the question . . . Has anyone on here done the trail either on a motorcycle or in a 4 x 4 ?
There is an inspirational write-up on EXPO by a guy who did much of it in a Land Cruiser last year. USA Cross Country Dirt Road Trip "The Road Less Traveled" KosherTroops.com - Expedition Portal
Would I do it this year ? I don't know. I already have ten weeks or more of possible plans for this year so the stars would have to align perfectly in order to fit this in. However, it might be possible to do part of it going out to Cruise Moab or the FJ Summit and then knock out the western portion at a later date. Am I serious ? HELL YES ! We only go around once !
Again, Has anyone on here done the trail either on a motorcycle or in a 4 x 4 ?
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